Academic Programs

Sustainable Tourism Certificate

Certificate Description:

Tourism is one of the largest industries in the world, accounting for 9% of the world GDP and 10.5% of the world's workforce. Tourism is also the fastest growing industry in the world and the ecotourism/ sustainable tourism sector is the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry. The goal of this certificate program is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and tools to develop sustainable tourism programs that meet Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria.

The certificate program will provide a general foundation for sustainable tourism and related concepts of sustainability. It is designed to appeal to an audience with a wide range of backgrounds and interest in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program will be of particular interest to those related to global tourism movements such as the U.N. World Tourism Organization, The International Ecotourism Society, and the Global Sustainability Tourism Council.

Course Location/Delivery:

The Certificate is offered both fully online and on campus.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process:

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Pre-Requisites:

None

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours):

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Time Limit / Average time to Completion:

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree:

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Contacts:

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert